Dear FORCE Members.
Another year has passed since the last summer newsletter, but not much has changed. We are still living with the Covid-19 pandemic, and we are still working from home and have meetings and seminars on Teams.
Surprisingly, that has worked out really wellfor FORCE. We saw a record-breaking year with 2509 participants in 2020! That is amazing.
2021 started out great. We have already had 15 webinars on Teams, and we’ve had our first two-day webinar with great success with 237 participants. So far, we have had 1208 participants. Maybe we can beat last year’s record? This year, a new TC was approved. TC-Energy Efficiency and Environment was established with 3 new network groups. We are in the process of recruiting members to the new groups:
1. Energy efficient Subsurface 2. Low emission facilities and environment 3. Carbon capture and Storage.
The combination of high production of oil and gas from a total of 94 fields, significant demand and high commodity prices led to a historically high level on the State's export revenues from petroleum. Much of this is due to record-high gas prices.
The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has received applications from five companies in connection with the announcement of two areas associated with injection and storage of CO2 on the Norwegian continental shelf.